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Video: Signagelive Experience Lab UK – launch event

Article originally posted on Signagelive.com

 

Signagelive held a very successful open day last year for partners and customers at our UK Experience Lab in Saffron Walden, near Cambridge. The launch event provided the opportunity for those that attended to get hands-on with the very latest in interactive digital signage including applications incorporating Touch, Beacons, NFC and Web Triggered content.

The event was extremely well received, very well attended and we had some great feedback. We will certainly look to do something similar again.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.


Signagelive showcases Lift and Learn technology at Integrate 2017 in Melbourne

 

In this video from the recent Integrate show in Melbourne, Australia, Aferdita Qesku, Sales Director Global at Signagelive, demonstrates how IAdea digital signage hardware and Signagelive can be used to deliver ‘Lift and Learn’ solutions for retail.

Signagelive exhibited at Integrate with Quantum Sphere, to showcase solutions and products to AV technicians and corporate end users, meet with buyers, integrators and distributors in the Australian retail sector.

In the example shown, when beauty products are lifted from the shelf the appropriate video explaining the product is displayed. When multiple products are lifted from the shelf, a comparison video is shown allowing the viewer to compare and decide which product is for them.

Lift and learn applications is a great way to let customers find out more about your best sellers or to compare different items before deciding which one to buy. Customers are provided with more information about the product they are looking at, this could be anything from the price, to a story about the product, or the other options available within the store of that product (maybe a different size or colour) and where these can be found.

Another example of Signagelive’s SoC and HTML5 software, with integrated support for interactive applications, has allowed Dermalogica to cost effectively deploy a “Lift and Learn” concept in its newer stores and carry out targeted campaigns about its flagship product range in an engaging way.

To learn more about Signagelive solutions and to discuss your digital signage requirements, please get in contact with us.


Pinnacle Communications Introduces Digital Signage for Under $2,500

GERMANTOWN, Md. (Nov. 1, 2017) − Pinnacle Communications Corp. has introduced digital signage packages for the hospitality market beginning at $2,500, including installation and support.

Customers can select wall-mounted, 1080p displays ranging from 43 to 95 inches wide that include a cloud-based content management system, Chromebox computer, Interactivity, wayfinding and beaconing, according to Paul Payette, Pinnacle VP & GM, digital signage solutions. A cloud based management system is cost effective and allows for automatic updates while also allowing you to change content from a web portal.  Interactive wayfinding is Self-Service and reduces the requirements for staff to help direct guests.

“Our digital signage solutions are designed to be scalable, economical, secure and simple to integrate and change content,” he said. “As an end-to-end solution provider, Pinnacle has partnered with best-of-breed companies to provide easy-to-use, cloud-based content management systems, commercial-grade hardware configurations and a secure and stable media player.”

The packages are offered through the new Digital Signage Solutions division of Pinnacle’s Hotel 360 product line.

“Pinnacle developed these packages as an economical and simple solution to meet the growing demands of the hospitality market,” Payette said. “We will continue to launch technology solutions that deliver scalable solutions to all hotels, from limited to full service and economy to upscale.”

About Pinnacle Communications Corp

Pinnacle Communications, an end-to-end technology provider, offers high-speed internet access, digital telecommunications solutions, internet protocol TV, cloud-hosting solutions, digital signage and kiosks.to the hospitality industry, serving over 550,000 guest rooms and 3,000 hotels under contract.

Pinnacle has been a trusted technology partner to the hospitality industry for over 27 years. As technology has evolved, Pinnacle has diversified its product portfolio and bundled its technology solutions through its Hotel 360 product line.

For more information about Pinnacle’s digital signage solutions, visit www.pinnaclecommunications.com or call 240-912-2557.


Snapp Digital enables Ad Sales option for Signagelive partners and customers

Signagelive, one of the leading digital signage service companies in the world, has partnered with Snapp Digital.

Snapp Digital turns digital signage screens into ad machines through their SaaS advertising platform which streamlines buying, selling, and deploying advertisements across screen networks.

Snapp Digital has integrated their Ad Sales platform with Signagelive to enable seamless integration for Signagelive partners and customers wishing to incorporate revenue generation through advertising sales from their digital signage networks.

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BrightSign Announces Plans for New York Digital Signage Week 2017

LOS GATOS, CA – (October 17, 2017) – BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced its plans for the upcoming New York Digital Signage Week, taking place October 30 through November 3 in New York City. This marks BrightSign’s second consecutive year at the week-long event, and the company’s largest presence at NYDSW to-date.

“New York Digital Signage Week gives us a unique opportunity to connect with key players in our industry, at a venue much more intimate than the larger tradeshows we attend each year,” said Jeff Hastings, BrightSign’s CEO. “We’re happy to host several different events this year – events that we hope will generate some informative conversations and foster new connections across our industry.”

As a Platinum Sponsor of the NEC Showcase, BrightSign will be on hand at VIP Cocktail Hour Receptions nightly from October 31 through November 2. Additionally, BrightSign is hosting the following events:

Free 90-minute Training Classes: Four training classes will be hosted on Thursday, November 2 and an additional three classes will be hosted on Friday, November 3 at the Midtown Hilton. BrightSign CEO Jeff Hastings will train attendees on Advanced BrightSign Techniques on November 2 from 3-4:30pm. Each class earns attendees 0.75 CTS Renewal Units (RUs). Space is limited. Preview the curriculum and secure your spot at https://www.brightsign.biz/trainingNYC.

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SignStix® Takes Major Step Towards Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with Advanced Integration Features for Truly Intelligent Digital Campaigns

As part of SignStix’s® upcoming 2.10 software release, the team behind the award-winning digital engagement platform have developed a set of brand new integration features that enable organisations to build their own intelligent digital experiences without technical restriction.

This presents new, exciting opportunities for brands looking to craft dynamic digital campaigns that go far beyond the realms of what standard digital signage platforms can offer.

“We really have reached a significant milestone in the development of the platform and we’re extremely excited to launch this feature set, because we realise the immediate benefits this will bring to organisations, regardless of size or sector,” said Aneysha Wakelin, Head of Marketing at SignStix®.

“Whilst the SignStix platform is still a perfect fit for typical digital signage use cases, brands are now able to address specific communications challenges that were previously difficult to overcome, whilst uncovering new opportunities for digital engagement across the business.

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The Marlowe Theatre updates to Signagelive software to promote information and events to customers

Tell us a little about how you are using Signagelive in your business

Redfortress Limited is an IT Systems and Support Provider in Kent. One of our clients, The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, approached us to replace an older out of date Digital Signage system, that was struggling to cope with the high demand media the theatre wished to display to customers.

The theatre started by replacing 17 older Media players with Chromebox’s loaded with Signagelive software. Recently the theatre has also added an additional 13 22” Samsung integrated screens with Signagelive software.

The 22” screens are located above the door leading to the auditorium and are used to relay important information to customers about the show. Information such as how long the show is, warnings such as strobe lighting, loud bangs or no photography. Also the Marlowe Theatre is already planning the addition of more screens in a new building and on a merchandise stand.

There are other SaaS based digital signage options out there, why did you choose Signagelive?

As an IT systems provider we have worked with many Digital Signage Providers before. Most providers require a certain piece of hardware to run the screens with. Signagelive has many different hardware platforms that can all work within the same system.

We have also worked with many Digital Signage providers that have disappeared leaving clients with old out of date systems, locked in with one piece of hardware and no way to update or future proof the system. When searching for the right solution to the theatre and having spoken to, and then had a demo at the Signagelive head office, we realised Signagelive was a company that cared about their products and showed no signs of disappearing from the market.

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Transport digital signage solutions provided by Signagelive

Article originally posted on Signagelive.com

In the transport world keeping your customers up to speed with the latest information relevant to them to make their journey and travel experience a good one – ideally so that they return – is crucial. Traveling is a matter of getting people to places as fast and efficiently as possible, but the whole experience should include so much more, whether it is for business or pleasure.

Digital signage is emerging as a way of enhancing that travel experience from a customer point of view, while also making the process easier for transport employees. It is even possible to shrink perceived waiting times down with the use of digital signage.

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What Makes an Industrial Digital Media Player Different

By Robert Suffoletta, Logic Supply

The digital signage industry is booming. Analysts predict an 8.94 percent compound annual growth rate between now and 2020, and that by 2023 the market will be worth $32.84 Billion. The expansion of signage implementation throughout industry has been a major contributor to this exponential growth, with displays being used by businesses of every shape and size for a huge range of content delivery needs. Of course, Digital Out of Home (DOOH) advertising is still a significant part of the overall signage equation, but increasingly digital displays are being utilized for applications far beyond customer acquisition, and in locations that would challenge, or even destroy, a typical media player.

Figure 1: Unlike traditional media players, fanless industrial media players, like this ML400 system from Logic Supply, employ custom machined heatsinks and fanless enclosures.

Static and interactive digital displays are popping up everywhere from medical facilities and manufacturing floors, to transportation hubs and outdoor events (Figure 2). These varied applications for digital content delivery bring with them a host of logistical and environmental complications that have required signage professionals to reevaluate the hardware they utilize to convey their message.

But what makes an industrial digital media player different, and what factors play into an educated hardware choice for signage integrators and ISVs?

A Different Look and Feel

In the past, there’s been an attitude toward disposability in much of the digital media player space, with entry level device builders suggesting that when a media player fails, the user simply throw it away and replace it. But that assumes a certain level of nonchalance toward the information being displayed. Industrial digital signage players aren’t throw away devices because the content they’re displaying isn’t disposable. In fact, it’s often mission-critical.

Perhaps the most striking difference between consumer-grade digital media solutions and industrial media players is the way they’re constructed (Figure 1). The vast majority of commercially available media players are built using some combination of plastics and polycarbonate. While these materials are relatively inexpensive, they don’t offer much in the way of durability, particularly in challenging environments. Industrial media players, which may be subject to extreme temperatures, moisture, vibration or even impact forces, most commonly utilize all metal enclosures and internal components designed specifically for industrial use.

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SignStix® Shortlisted for Best Cloud Service at UK Digital Experience Awards for Third Consecutive Year

2017 marks the third time in a row that global digital engagement platform SignStix® has been shortlisted in the ‘Cloud Service’ category at the prestigious UK Digital Experience Awards.

The cloud-based platform has previously snapped up Cloud Service Winner at the 2016 Digital Experience Awards, and Cloud Service Silver Winner in 2015.

One of the biggest and most fiercely competitive industry awards, the UK Digital Experience Awards recognise and celebrate the delivery of exceptional customer experiences through digital media channels. With a particular emphasis on sharing best-practice, the awards celebrate only the highest calibre participants and digital projects.

Built from the ground up by a team of technical experts, SignStix® is used by some of the world’s leading retailers, corporates and Fortune 500 companies to create and deliver exceptional digital experiences. The core platform utilises innovative features that enable clients to build virtually any type of digital experience, across any device.

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